Want to have your hot tub and soak in it too? Learning how to maximize the energy efficiency of your hot tub is a great way to save money and be environmentally responsible in the process! Just follow these easy steps and you can enjoy your after-dinner soak with some extra peace of mind.
If you don’t already own a hot tub, make sure to get a good-quality tub. But wait, how can spending more money upfront help you save? Unfortunately, while the cheapest hot tubs may be appealing for the budget-conscious, they often lack the energy-efficient a more expensive, and higher-quality, tub may offer. A high electric bill is likely to completely cancel out your up-front savings. At RnR Hot Tubs and Spas, we sell MAAX hot tubs, because they are one of the largest manufacturers of tubs, hot tubs, and spas on the market. Their experience translates to quality, which translates to savings for you.
Insulate, Insulate, Insulate!
Already own your hot tub, and aren’t sure you maximize your energy savings when you purchased? No fear, there are still plenty of steps you can take! The most important one? Insulation! Because the energy cost of running a hot tub is primarily spent on keeping the water warm, both between dips and while you’re soaking, it’s important to reduce the amount of work the heating elements have to do. Insulation slows the speed at which your water cools down. The two main ways you can insulate are a good hot tub cover, and ensuring that your tub is compatible with the famous Thermo-Lock™ insulation system. Because heat rises, a hot tub cover is your best defense against cooling when not in use. For all other heat loss prevention, the Thermo-Lock™ insulation system is your best option, and we’d recommend this system to anyone looking to enhance their hot tubs efficiency.
Proper maintenance and utilising your control panel programs properly will also save you money and increase your efficiency. If your heating coils and pump aren’t in good repair, you may not be getting maximum benefit from their hard work. Our 50-point hot tub inspection can catch any flaws in your hot tubs performance and help you to target the best ways to keep it in working order! And don’t forget, your control panel programming can set the right circulation, filtration, and heating cycle of your hot tub or spa to fit your specific needs. These needs will vary depending on whether your are a heavy or light user of your tub – ask us for advice, and try out our Pool School lessons for even more maintenance tips!
If you’re thinking about buying a hot tub or spa, upgrading, or just need some accessories and repairs, come find us at our Calgary showroom. We have plenty of tubs on display and welcome you to book a “soak” appointment to find the right hot tub for you!